Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I've been diagnosed with CDIO....
Yes, I have officially been diagnosed with CDIO, aka Cloth Diaper Information Overload. For several weeks now I have been researching cloth diapers.
Yes, I know Junior Mint is a little over a year old...but hopefully we will have more babies and their cute little bottoms will need to be covered as well.
Yes, my mother tried to get me to use them with Junior Mint and I would not.
Yes, I know they are better for the environment.
Yes, I know they are better for the little tushy.
Yes, I know they are cheaper.
Now, with all that out of the way...I want to change over and use them in the future.
The cloth diapers now are not "your momma's diapers"! They range from the ones like I wore as a baby to ones that are literally just like disposables except you wash them. However, they are more expensive initially...hence why we want to start buying now and buy a few at a time and hopefully by the time we are ready for another baby we will have a full stash ready to go!
So now, I'm sure you are asking why I am saying I have CDIO...if you haven't caught all the information floating around, let me introduce you to the little unknown world of cloth diapering!
There are AIO (all-in-ones) the closet to disposable, there are pocket diapers, there are pocket AIOs, there are AIT (all-in-twos), there are overnight ones, there are prefolds, there are fitted and there are flat. Now, several of these don't need covers, some of them do. Now, you ask "how many types of covers can there be?". Well, there are nylon, PUL, wool, cotton and fleece to name a few. Then, there are the sized ones or the one-sized, meaning do I get ones that can be used from newborn until potty training?
I often wonder what does a newborn look like in a diaper that fits an 18 month old? I'm guessing we would be able to save on clothes, because with that diaper the poor newborn wouldn't need a shirt, it would be like a tube top and diaper in one!
So, after weeks of searching, talking to friends, seeing some of the name brands in action, researching, researching and more researching....I am no where CLOSE to picking "my" brand! I need some cloth diapering expert to come look at my baby and say...you need X kind, X number, X inserts and etc...
So you see folks, my CDIO is about to get the best of me, I'm about to have a mental melt-down!
So…if any of you have “cures” for my CDIO, please let me know; or if there are any CDIO specialists, please send some info my way; or if you just want to make fun of me, that’s okay too!
Posted by Emily at 11:36 AM